Haruka Minamino 's Beta Reader Profile
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since: 05-20-01, id: 70938
Author has written 4 stories | Rurouni Kenshin, Joan Of Arcadia, Sailor Moon, and Thor.
β : Haruka Minamino is a registered beta reader and is currently accepting beta reading requests.
Beta Description
Beta Bio: general description as a beta reader
I am a very nitpicky editor who can discern which written works have stylistic licenses and which ones need to be checked for mistakes which can be overlooked by most writers who are eager to finish and publish their work. I also call into question some facts and some plot elements which I feel may need additional research. I am patient with editing because I understand that tiny details can make or break the whole story, but I am not patient with authors who refuse to acknowledge my perspective on their fiction. However, if a piece of fiction proves to be a worthwhile read, I will be the first to praise its author.
My Strengths: beta, writing, or reading strengths
I excel in proofreeding, especially in checks for spelling, grammar and punctuation. I am particular about subject-verb and adjective-adverb agreements. I follow the Strunk and White Manual of Style for the most part. When performing factual checks, I employ my research skills in order to verify what authors have written.
My Weaknesses: beta, writing, or reading weaknesses
Because I have bad vision (300 in my right eye, 650 in my left), I tend to overlook some details. I perform two to four checks in order to be absolutely certain that the work I'm editing can be released, and even then I still manage to forget to look into some elements. This is why I am a somewhat slow editor who needs around two to three days to edit. I am also particularly biased towards a few writing styles, which make it harder for me to adjust to some authors.
Preferred: types of stories I prefer over others
I prefer to beta-edit stories of romance, adventure, suspense... basically anything with an engaging plot.
Would Rather Not: I do not beta for these stories
I'd rather avoid poetry. I will admit I'm hopeless at poems. Also, as much as I love reading humour, I'd rather not edit it, because again I have no talent in writing humourous fiction.
Beta Preferences
Language: English & Filipino
Content Rating: Fiction K » M
Categories: categories in black are ones this beta has authored for
Book Alexandre Dumas
Anime Ayashi no Ceres
Movie Beauty and the Beast
Tv Charlie's Angels
Movie Charlie's Angels: The Movie
Tv Charmed
Comic Gen13
Tv Joan Of Arcadia
Tv MacGyver
Tv Meteor Garden
Movie Once Upon A Time In China
Game Parasite Eve
Anime Sailor Moon
Misc Sailor Moon X-overs
Anime Sakura Wars
Play Shakespeare
Tv Xena: Warrior Princess
Genres: genres in black are ones this beta has authored for